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Rapper 50 Cent and comedian Gilbert Gottfried under fire for Tweets on Japan earthquake

March 14, 2011 50 Cent, Gilbert Gottfried, Curtis James Jackson

Rapper 50 Cent and comedian Gilbert Gottfried are the latest celebrities under fire for mocking victims of the Japanese earthquake.

The "In da Club" rapper, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, took to his Twitter account over the weekend to comment on the devastating earthquake, reports the Daily Mail.

"Look this is very serious people I had to evacuate all my hoes from LA, Hawaii and Japan. I had to do it. Lol," he wrote.

Shortly after, the rapper posted, "Nah this is nuts but what can anyone do about it. Let's pray for anyone who has lost someone."

The rapper later posted on the social networking site that he tweets for "shock value."

Hate it or love it. I'm cool either way 50cent," he wrote. "Some of my tweets are ignorant I do it for shock value."

Gottfried also rubbed some followers the wrong way when he posted jokes about the devastation.

"I just split up with my girlfriend, but like the Japanese say, 'They'll be another one floating by any minute now,'" he tweeted on Saturday.

"What does every Japanese person have in their apartment? Flood lights," Gottfried added.

Gottfried, 56, who is the voice of the duck in the insurance company Aflac's ad campaigns, has apparently been fired.

A spokesman from the company told TMZ, "Gilbert's recent comments about the crisis in Japan were lacking in humor and certainly do not represent the thoughts and feelings of anyone at Aflac."

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